Of all the computer animated talking animals out there these days, penguins have certainly enjoyed the limelight. Happy Feet, Penguins of Madagascar, Surfs Up, The Jungle Bunch- these are just a few of the CG films in the past few years to focus on the flightless birds of the colder climes. Believe it or not, I was on the fence about viewing Happy Feet ever since its release back in 2006 for two key complaints that seem to follow the piece: A political agenda … more
The story of this movie is simple; an Emperor penguin, Mumble, is born in Antarctica. He cannot sing but he can dance. This inability to sing and his flaunting of his dancing gets him outcast from his land. Mumble falls in with a different group of penguins, who just happened to talk like Speedy Gonazeles, and who appreciate his dancing. Mumble and five friends venture of to find aliens (human beings) and Mumble eventually ends up in a zoo in the US. He returns to Antarctica with humans who discover … more
Pros: Great plot that will interest the whole family Cons: Portrays some untruths about basic penguin anatomy Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Being a penguin lover and having done a lot of research on penguins and Antarctica when I heard about Happy Feet I knew I had to see this movie. It is a great animated movie that really brings the different species to realistic life. I liked the personalities given to … more
For anyone who thought the Oscar-winning documentaryMarch of the Penguinswas the most marvelous cinematic moment for these nomads of the south, you haven't seen nothing yet.Happy Feetis an animated wonder about a penguin named Mumble who can't sing, but can dance up a storm. George Miller, the driving force behind theBabe(andMad Max) movies, takes another creative step in family entertainment with this big, beautiful, music-fueled film that will have kids and their parents dancing in the streets. From his first moment alive, Mumble (voiced Elijah Woods) feels the beat and can't stop dancing. Unfortunately, emperor penguins are all about finding their own heart song, and the dancing youngster--as cute as he is--is a misfit. Luckily, he bumps into little blue penguins and a Spanish-infused group (led by Robin Williams) and begins a series of adventures. Miller has an exceptional variety of entertainment: Busby Berkley musical numbers, amusement-park thrills, exciting chase sequences (seals and orca lovers might like think otherwise), and even an environmental message that doesn't weigh you down. Best of all, you don't know where the movie is going in the last act, a rare occurrence these days in family entertainment. A fusion of rock songs, mashed-up and otherwise, are featured; this movie is as much a musical as a comedy. Mumble's solo dance to a new version of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" by Fantasia, Patti, and Yolanda may be the most joyful...